Banff Sightseeing Gondola
Most people visiting Lake Louise also take a trip to Banff, and in the winter it’s a great destination for a day trip if you need time off from skiing. The absolute best way to see the spectacular mountain scenery around the town of Banff and beyond is to take a ride on the Banff Gondola. Located just 5 mins from downtown Banff, the gondola ride takes just 8 mins and leaves you at the top of Sulphur Mountain where you can stroll along the boardwalk and admire the impressive peaks and valleys in every direction. There are restaurant facilities and a shop at the top, so you can easily take shelter from the weather if you need to.
The Banff Gondola is open year round, except Xmas Day or for maintenance. For specific dates and times, check their website at www.explorerockies.com.